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Monday, June 28, 2010

Outside The Box Challenge


My "Soap Box Challenge" entry.

I've decide to call mine "A Soap Box Journal."
This one is all about butterflies. 





I made the 3 x 3 inch accordian folded book sometime ago leaving the pages blank inside. While working on the box I came across the book. I realized the book would fit perfectly inside the box.  I stained the paper pages with coffee and ink, and calligraphed the Native American Butterfly Legend inside. I stamped a butterfly image on the first and last pages of the book. I printed out a few butterfly images, stained the edges of the paper and tucked them inside the page pockets that are formed by folding a sheet of paper into 3 inch squares.   



This challenge was so enjoyable and rewarding. I love the soap and the skin conditioner. There will be more spa time as well as soap box creations...

Click on the link to visit Lisa's Tarnished and Tattered blog to see more soap box challenge art entries. 

24 comments:

  1. Wow that is so very creative and awesome !
    I love the idea to make a little journal out of your box ~
    xoxo
    Lori

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  2. Oh, wow! That is just beautiful.

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  3. WOW, a soap box journal! I love it!

    Sandy xox

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  4. Linda

    Your box is very lovely and the idea of a journel was awesome....so nice to meet you

    DeeDee
    http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com/2010/06/soap-box-challenge.html

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  5. Oh my gosh Linda, it's AWESOME! First of all the box looks huge in the picture. You have so much going on with it, so many elements! I love the color you painted it & the piece on top, too cool! Then to create a book inside. You really went 'outside the box' with the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along. You have mega talent girl! Lisa

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  6. Wow what a wonderful box and the little butterfly book gorgeous, I love to look at all the different boxes made for Lisa's challenge.
    Anni

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  7. Your box is stunning and what a wonderful idea, an accordian book tucked inside and then to top it off the legend of the butterfly! You are amazing! I make handmade books and it never even entered my mind...go figure LOL
    Off to visit more creations, stop by mine if you get the chance...
    xo,
    Beth

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  8. Wow Linda...THIS is creative and certainly OUTSIDE THE BOX! :)))
    I just LOVE it!
    And the fact that you went ahead and took it to the next level in creating a journal is over the top fabulous!
    Awesome girl~
    :)

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  9. Another great idea!!! A journal and it looks perfectly divine!! Really beautiful job!
    Did you like the nighty night? Doesn't it smell SO good??!!

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  10. Hi Linda ~ Has this Art Challenge been Fun.... I Love the Journal idea, the front piece is Fabulous, Is that Metal??? Love It

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  11. Linda this is so wonderful!!! I can't believe you found a book that fit so perfectly inside! What a great idea to turn the box into a cover for a journal. I love the cover elements, it's just beautiful!! hugs and love, Dawn

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  12. The journal idea is awesome! I love how yours turned out-beautiful.

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  13. Hi Linda:
    What a clever idea, and a beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  14. Hi Linda, what an amazing and beautiful box you have created. I love it and the journal is so special. Very unique.
    Debby

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  15. Hello
    How wonderful to make a book out of the box and to find such a lovely book that just fits! Love the emblellishments on the front
    Beautiful
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  16. Awesome transformation! I love the little book you placed inside, so clever.

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  17. So lovely! It's amazing how something of such beauty could be created by using a simple soap box (: Very inspiring!

    I just became a new follower and look forward to coming back for future posts (:

    ~ Michele

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  18. Linda amor, I just love your take on the soap box challenge! Your vision is just beautiful! I love the butterfly theme, everything that you chose is is perfect...the colors, embellishments... the story of the legend of the butterfly just made it truly special...Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation :) Besos, Rose

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  19. Linda:
    Thank you for your sweet comment on mine! I love yours too! Wasn't this fun?
    -Diana

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  20. It's truly a work of art! I love butterflies so it's right up my alley. Great job!
    xo,
    Karen

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  21. What a fun idea to include a journal! This box is simply wonderful.

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  22. Oh Your box, is fantastic. And the butterfly legend inside so wonderfull, and it makes the box, a beautifull little adventure, Thanks for your sweet comment.
    xo Dorthe

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  23. Linda, this is beautiful. Love the "encrusted" look of the cover. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. It was kind of you to take the time to post. Please visit again!
    Blessings,
    Diane

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